Torrey Pines Gliderport

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Torrey Pines Gliderport
4.5
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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1naturalist
Boulder, CO319 contributions
I love this place. The view over the bluffs with Torrey Pines Golf course to the right and Blacks beach below add to the mix. It is free to go and great for all ages and especially kids to see first hand flying craft of various types. Plenty of parking in the dirt lot but you will need to be a bit careful when parking if your car is low so you would drive around some spots to park more level.
There are facilities here for food and drink at the Cliffhanger Cafe with deck seating at several places. Shop for shirts or gifts and for those that are brave enough to want to try a tandem Paraglider ride they start at $175 or more for lessons.

You will also see hang gliders and model glider aircraft that are about 6ft wingspan.
Since flight of gliders is weather dependent the best time is when the winds flow in from the ocean but not overly windy. You can go to their website to see a live webcam or call. 858) 452-9858 .. website is flytorrey.com and click on link at bottom " current conditions "

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Written February 14, 2020
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Kathy C
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA387 contributions
Couples
My husband flies model gliders, and has also flown in regular gliders and parasails, so we couldn’t miss visiting the Torrey Pines Gliderport! It’s a lot more crowded than he remembers it was in the past, but it was still really special to go there. We made our way down the path to where the guys were flying the model gliders from, and it was fun to talk to them about conditions there. I especially enjoyed watching the parasailers take off and float up and down the coast line. It was so beautiful and peaceful. It was very tempting to take a ride, but for now I am leaving that to the people braver than myself.
Written February 16, 2020
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OurFueledLife
Atlanta, GA281 contributions
We had no idea that we were driving up to a glider port when we arrived. So fun seeing the colorful gliders in the air doing tricks over the cliffs and beach. We had a blast just sitting and watching all of the action. A perfect free thing to do when in the area. They do offer rides which we would for sure like to do one day. Looks like you can take snacks and drinks and sit at the tables to watch sunset too.
Written October 18, 2020
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Austin C
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This place is a cash factory, and their paragliding school is no exception. Know that they value money first and foremost, and any reasons they'll come up with for charging you so much for classes (for such a short time period) are purely an afterthought. This place is one of a kind, and not in a good way - no other paragliding school makes you finish your training within 3 months or makes you pay thousands of dollars for each additional certification.
Written June 23, 2022
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GlutenFreeInSanDiego
San Diego, CA242 contributions
Friends
At this hidden location, you can watch the hang gliders launch off the cliff and fly toward the ocean. There is a small restaurant offering simple sandwiches and salads with outdoor seating and a complete view of the ocean. The unpaved parking lot can be a challenge, but the view is definitely worth it!
Written February 2, 2020
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van m
Laguna Niguel, CA70 contributions
We were in the area (had brunch at The Cottage) and stopped to see the gliders. Parking area is not paved and is bumpy, with some rocks. Not good for people who have trouble walking. It's fascinating to watch the people prepare for and launch their gliders into the air. They then soar along the coast, when the wind currents permit. There is an area where you can sit at a table and watch.
Written February 9, 2020
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pasowine
Paso Robles, CA5,371 contributions
We visited on a cool but sunny winter day - after finding a spot to park in the huge dirt lots (dominated by UC San Diego students parking there), we walk down to the edge of the cliff at the Gliderport - to watch the gliders go by. What a view both directions and what a sight. There's also a little place to get food there, and then watch and listen to the pilots talk among their community and fans. Quite an interesting visit!
Written February 11, 2020
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Amy G
San Diego, CA14 contributions
We have lived here 8 years and just went to the Gliderport for the first time, while friends were visiting. This is such and amazing experience. Pick a sunny day and sit on the porch of the cafe and watch the paragliders take off and land. The views are beautiful, the lunch is not bad, and parking is easy, too (which you almost never get to say in La Jolla). I'm told they can't fly if the wind is too strong, so may be worth calling ahead before you go.
Written February 19, 2020
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brodge
Kansas City, MO131 contributions
We had visited this location on a previous trip so returned here with friends the following year. There is a small building that offers gift items and snacks and drinks. There is patio seating and picnic tables. The day we were there, there were several glider pilots attempting to take off but the winds did not allow. It's just a relaxing and fun place to just hang out!
Written February 22, 2020
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Moe_Ipak
United States337 contributions
We actually went paragliding here. LOVED it. They have a system that works. Signs on the road are very clear to reach the place. They have you sign in via their ipad or you can do it on your phone. You record that you understand the consequences. They have you connect with the next available pilot. They are very professional. Setting up and connecting to the pilot 10 minutes and we were gliding/flying soon for 25 minutes. I WILL BE BACK. I will do this again.
Written July 14, 2021
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